Selling Logs from your Property

An educational symposium for small woodland owners

October 27 & 28

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Landowners log their property for a number of reasons. For some, it’s the culmination of decades of planning and hard work to produce a valuable crop. For others, it might be a liquidation of an asset to meet a sudden financial need. Still, others might be undertaking a thinning operation to improve forest health and habitat. Whatever your reason or goal, selling logs is a high-stakes endeavor, and mistakes can be costly – this is not a time to cut corners! Make sure your property looks how you want it to when the job is done and don’t risk unnecessary damage to your property that could take decades to restore.

At the symposium, participants will hear from consulting foresters, loggers, log buyers, small woodland landowners, and representatives from OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry. Topics include:

  • Timber sale fundamentals
  • Fair value for your logs
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Benefits of a forestry consultant
  • Protecting yourself from liability
  • Inventory and marketing
  • How to select a logger
  • Notifications and harvest regulations
  • Harvest taxes
  • Logging roads and operational logistics
  • Portable sawmilling
  • Log scaling 


 Friday, October 27, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM and

Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


$40 per person before October 1st

$50 per person between October 2nd and 20th

$5 discount to all Lane County chapter OSWA members (made possible by a donation from the Lane County Small Woodlands Association)

Be sure to register before October 20th, as registration will not be available on the day of the symposium. 


Crow Middle/High School

25863 Crow Rd, Eugene, OR 97402



Pre-register online with a credit card Here or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

By Mail or In Person

To pre-register by mail or in person, send or bring in a Registration Form along with a check made out to OSU Extension.

Questions? Call (541) 344-5859

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This publication will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 541-344-5859 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend this event, please notify Lauren Grand at 541-579-2150 two weeks prior to the event.

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